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The Plough Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Hickling LE14 3AH, England
+44 1664 822225
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an impromptu Sunday lunch and was very pleased. The last time we visited the pub was dated and dirty but we are informed there are new owners(thank god). Gone is the yokle atmosphere and a new welcoming warm environment is in place. The beer is now tasty and the food was delicious. Our lovely waiter/barman Charlie recommended a chicken... More 

Thank Hannah G
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visted the pub on Sunday 23rd with my partner, 11 week old son and brother/sister in law. We were greeted at the door by a gentleman by the name of Charlie with a big smile who made us feel very welcome. The staff made the 5 of us feel very relaxed and the service was excellent from the moment we... More 

Thank Carl G
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We used to visit frequently under the previous ownership and it is so nice to see the pub without the 2 inches of dog hair and grime and it looks great! On entering the place though the staff are too busy either playing with their phones or simply finding other things to do instead of welcoming customers. One young regular... More 

Thank Countrybumpkin010
Long Bennington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Called in for an evening meal and was disappointed to find not a single steak on the menuto choose from.

Thank Tonyneale1
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a local & so wanted our visit to fly in the face of the some 'local' views but sadly it was not to be. The Service was slow and uncoordinated with our main course taking over an hour to arrive. The food varied from very good to mediocre. So many small things from service to atmosphere needs attention.... More 

Thank Mrs J
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new team is working hard to keep the Plough as a popular place within the village,however on a bank holiday lunchtime it's not quite right yet. The food was ok but with the following comments, the calamari tempura was delicious, but charging £5.50 for just four pieces was a bit too much ( £1.35 per ring!). The plate of... More 

Thank exotles
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never been to the Plough before we booked for lunch on Easter Sunday some time ago and was slightly concerned to read some of the recent negative comments from locals/regulars. As we walked through the door my concerns were allayed, our first impressions of The Plough were so heartwarming and the place so inviting we immediately felt at ease.... More 

1 Thank ouncy2
Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is now under new management and has changed significantly in the last few weeks. The pub no longer serves food all day every day. Unfortunately on my first visit under new management my experience was poor. It was traditionally Wednesday pie night. The restaurant was virtually empty, unlike previously when essential to book to ensure your seat, the... More 

Thank Mabel H
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has recently changed hands - the new owners are only 4 weeks into their new venture albeit they have a lot of experience in the pub/restaurant trade. We hadn't eaten in the pub over the last few years and hadn't gone there for a drink either. However, we thought we would give it a go and have now... More 

3 Thank Anita B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in on the night the pub re opened, it was very busy, quite a few locals checking out the newly refreshed bar and restaurant. A few teething problems that night, agrevated by a few 'regulars' ? who appeared to be testing the waters. We didn't eat that night but went back the following week and enjoyed a delightful... More 

2 Thank Sunny1377

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hickling LE14 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Hickling
  • Phone Number: +44 1664 822225

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11 months ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?